Here at the Austin Film Society, we have the benefit of a large and active member base, and a surrounding community that appreciates and supports film. What we do - and by that I mean what we all do together, from enjoying gems from film's rich and diverse history to helping today's and tomorrow's filmmakers do their important work - has not gone unnoticed by the movers of international film culture.
By now you have probably heard about Filmstruck, a new streaming service that brings together the programming team from Turner Classic Movies with an extensive and growing library of streaming film titles, including the Criterion Collection. They do much more than just present a gigantic library of films though. Much in the AFS manner, they also offer contextual material to help you understand and appreciate their films, including introductions, commentaries, newly commissioned docs, etc.
It probably won't surprise you too much to learn that Filmstruck was eager to partner with AFS and become the name sponsor of all of AFS's December programs, including the new Film Foundation restoration of Marlon Brando's ONE-EYED JACKS, a Science On Screen presentation of FOR ALL MANKIND, with NASA Mission Control personnel in attendance, the new doc A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY, and Julie Dash's epochal DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST, also newly restored.
You can show your support of AFS and of great international film culture everywhere, by signing up for a free 14-day trial of Filmstruck here.